2009 La Dauphine, Fronsac (Pre-Arrival)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Ruby-purple. Expressive aromas of raspberry, strawberry, coffee, iron and milk chocolate. Sweet and creamy, with fresh, easygoing flavors of redcurrant, strawberry, caramel and chocolate. Finishes silky and lush, with a delicate sweet spicy note, sneaky complexity and subtle length. This should offer almost immediate drinking pleasure.
This has a nice fleshy feel, with plum, anise and blackberry fruit, but it's also lively, with floral, iron and bright spice notes that chime in and hang through the finish. Drink now through 2018.
*V Old school winemaking here. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.